Duke locality 40 - La Venta (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.3° N, 75.1° W: paleocoordinates 2.8° N, 72.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: La Victoria Formation (Honda Group), Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

• Unit between Cerro Gordo Ss. Beds and Chunchullo Ss. Beds

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

• fragment of palm and fingers (IGM 184391) - Sylviocarcinus piriformis

•IGM 184382 - Lepidosiren paradoxa

Primary reference: G. Rodríguez. 1997. Trichodactylid Crabs. In R. Kay, R. Madden, R. Cifelli, J. Flynn (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene Fauna of La Venta, Colombia 63-66 [A. Cardenas /L. Mora-Rojas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186630: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 28.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Trichodactylidae
Sylviocarcinus piriformis Pretzmann 1968 crab
Specimen n° IGM 184391
Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Callitrichtyidae
cf. Hoplosternum sp.2 Lundberg 1997 catfish
Specimen n° IGM 184375
Reptilia
 Squamata -
Colubroidea indet.1 Oppel 1811 snake
Specimen n° IGM 183296
Mammalia
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonychidae indet.3 Gervais 1855 edentate
Specimen n° IGM 184385
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
cf. Hapalops sp.3 Ameghino 1887 edentate
Specimen n° IGM 184370, 184369
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Neonematherium flabellatum3 Ameghino 1904 edentate
Specimen n° IGM 183292, 183294
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Lepidosirenidae
Lepidosiren paradoxa2 Fitzinger 1837 South American lungfish
Specimen n° IGM 184382, 184097